French Construction and Civil Engineering School ESTP Paris Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Advance Student Skills and the Future of Construction

  • ESTP Paris will provide students with innovative learning experiences by integrating the 3DEXPERIENCE platform into its curricula
  • Students can boost their employability by developing the knowledge and know-how needed for major projects and for accelerating the industry’s digital transformation
  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform goes beyond BIM by enabling construction and operational virtual twins for sustainable built environments

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — September 9, 2021 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) and ESTP Paris, France’s leading engineering school in the construction and civil engineering sectors, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to enable students to develop new skills that will foster their employability and help accelerate the digital transformation of the construction industry.  

ESTP Paris, which educates most professionals in the construction, spatial planning, real estate and energy efficiency sectors in France, will integrate Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud into three curricula:  Virtual twin for construction, Construction 4.0 including modular construction, and Smart City.  In addition, Dassault Systèmes and ESTP Paris will develop innovative courses in these domains that leverage the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  

These new learning experiences will equip students with the skills they need to manage the digital aspects of major construction and civil engineering projects once they enter the workforce.  The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a virtual collaborative environment that transforms traditional construction processes with cloud-based experiences that advance the efficient, innovative and sustainable delivery of new structures and systems.  It goes beyond BIM by enabling construction and operational virtual twins for sustainable built environments.

“The construction industry is undergoing profound transformation that requires knowledge and know-how to better respond to environmental and social challenges.  Companies are relying on top schools like ESTP Paris to train this workforce,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes.  “Developing skills in schools and in continuing education with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will accelerate this transformation and the delivery of resilient, optimized buildings and infrastructure that improve quality of life. ESTP Paris has understood this, and is leading the way by deploying the platform as the cornerstone of its curricula.”

“Digital technologies are facilitating the rapid development of intelligent buildings, smart cities, and sustainable infrastructure. It is imperative that our students master these technologies to become the senior managers needed to build the world of the future while addressing energy efficiency, connectivity, urban growth and other areas,” said Joël Cuny, Chief Executive, ESTP Paris.  “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will enable us to train our students on the latest technologies so that they become highly-skilled professionals with sought-after industry skills.” 

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 350,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit